When They’re Hot!
It is interesting to follow the trends of how a collector car gets “hot” in the hobby car market. We’ve all had that experience at a classic car auction when a particular car or truck sells for an outrageous amount and all of a sudden we spot a trend starting in the market. Early first generation Ford Broncos started just such a trend some years ago with all other sport utilities following. Broncos were the ultimate off-road vehicle back in the day, and they still are today.
This week there is a 1967 Ford Bronco for sale by a private collector in Pennsylvania. He said he got the truck out of New Mexico, and when they blasted the metal panels the result was a shiny silver surface as though it were new sheet metal. No signs of rust. The “dustless blasting” technician said he’d never seen that before. This Bronco is a U-150 that was designated a Wagon by Ford. (They also had a Roadster and a Half-Cab Model completing the U-100 lineup.) The Wagons had a removable top and doors, and the front windshield folded down. The seller says it has mostly original body and equipment. It has the rebuilt original 289 ci V8 motor. The paint is a Sikkens version of the original Peacock Blue all buffed out and lazer straight. The seller says even the glass is all original all around.
Because these vehicles are for off-roading, they added a 2 1/2-inch lift by Tom’s Broncos with HD suspension and Bilstein shocks. It also has a fresh interior.
Watching these Broncos at collector auctions around the country, we noticed that in 2016 you could buy a 1966-72 Bronco for about $24,000. But by 2018 that price had doubled. Then in 2021 we were at the Carlisle Auction in Pennsylvania when a restored off-roadin’ Bronco sold for over $100,000. It amazed everyone that was there. It opened our eyes as to how the market was trending on early Ford Broncos. Among collectors, the early Ford Broncos are the best for real off-roadin’.
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Classic Car News This Week
Reserve Is Off
We have been watching the final day of the Spring Carlisle Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania this afternoon. When this 1965 Pontiac GTO 2-Door Hardtop crossed the auction floor the seller called the Reserve off as it sold at $37,500. Don’t miss out on some great deals here in Carlisle this weekend. Friday is the final day. But if you did not get your bid in on time you might still have a chance at one of these great buys. Click here to review the auction inventory. Whatever did not sell today will be open for bid. Just contact Carlisle and negotiate a deal with them.
This Weeks Featured Stories
1957 Ford E-Bird
This factory Starmist Blue 1957 Ford Thunderbird is a very special classic T-Bird. That’s because this one came with the high performance E-Code 312 ci V8 engine with the dual quad carbureters. It is being offered for sale at Classical Gas Motors. Advanced for its time, Ford’s dual quad carburetors produced 270 horsepower in this little sports car. The E-Code motor had a larger bore, longer stroke and higher compression ratio. It even had automatic choke. Of the 21,380 Thunderbirds produced in 1957, only 1,363 had the E-Code performance option. This one has had a beautiful frame off restoration to the point where it has won numerous “Best of …” awards. Classical Gas says it achieved a 100 point concours judging, and has been meticulously maintained. Click here to watch a walk-around video and hear it run.
Born to race, every McLaren supercar is forged from the metal of competition. Not just a tame street version, this 2017 McLaren 570S Coupe comes with a Sport tuned adaptive suspension. It even has side impact beams built into its body structure. The 3.8 Liter V8 produces 560 horsepower accentuating the look with specially designed sport forged wheels. It has both electronic stability control and roll stability control. This beautiful exotic car is being offered for sale this week at Verrillo Motor Car Company in New York. They say it has just 1,600 miles, hardly broken in. Still smells as new. The Ice Silver color is a very rare finish.
1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible
Westport Auto Center in Fenton, Missouri just listed this 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible with the 455 ci V8 and appearing in Triple White. Watch the video as Westport does a nice video inspection and takes you for a test drive. You’ll find out how they inspect their new arrivals and do maintenance. Hey, this is the way to sell a car on the internet. Nice job.
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Collector Cars with Low Miles
1949 Ford Club Coupe
You might say the new Ford redesign in 1949 was a success. Gone were the big fenders and running boards. The sleeker look with clean slab-sided quarter panels was an innovation, very forward looking for its time. We have a 1949 Ford Club Coupe in the Ford Section today which was listed by Classic Auto Mall in Pennsylvania. This new body style was so popular that it boosted Ford to Number One among automotive manufacturers that year. This one is significant because it is said that it still has only 25,897 miles on it.
Here are more recent Low Miles additions:
1985 Corvette, Ideal Classic Cars, FL, 12k original miles
1992 Corvette Convertible, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 12k miles
1975 Buick Electra, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 17,000 miles
1996 Cadillac Eldorado, Classical Gas, TX, 12k orig miles
You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.
Project Vehicles for Restoration
Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon
They started the restoration on this 1957 Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon, but it must pass to a new owner to finish it. Even though it is in the restoration process, Classic Auto Mall tells us it runs well and can be driven while finishing. Check out the photos on the ad page. Rust is in the door bottoms as well as the tailgate. Some of the chrome needs to be redone. For the right buyer, this will be a joy to restore, and well worth the effort to have a 4-door wagon like this one.
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
1951 Bentley Mark VI Mulliner, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1950 Ford Convertible from Council Bluffs, IA
1957 Corvette Convertible from Norton, MA
1929 Austin Seven Cabriolet, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1983 Porshe 911 SC, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1983 Ferrari 400i, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1978 Alfa Romeo Spider, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1973Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1937 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, Classsical Gas Motors, TX
Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.
R Code 1963 Ford Galaxie
The ultimate sleeper, a 1963 Ford Galaxie 4-Door Town Sedan came from the factory powered by a 427 ci V8 with 2 X 4 carburetors. Can you imagine pulling up to a stop sign and giving the go sign with this car. They’d never see anything but your tail lights. The private party seller from North Carolina wanted to get $120,000 for this rare sedan sleeper. But just yesterday he lowered the price to $85,000. Now that’s were it gets interesting.
Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:
|Vehicle For Sale||Original Price||Reduced To|
|1981 Clenet Roadster||$100,000||$82,500|
|1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop||$100,000||$85,000|
|1968 Corvette Pro Street||$54,500||$49,291|
|1966 Plymouth Satellite Convertible||$39,000||$25,000|
|1961 GMC 1000 Pickup||$31,900||$26,900|
Pro Touring and Resto Mods
See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.
Exotic Car Section
Rock n Roll 50’s
Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps
Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!
Find more in the SUV Section online. You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.
Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
Classic 60s Cars
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.
Find more in the Chevrolet Section of our website.
Ford Muscle Cars
Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.
Mercury Muscle Cars
Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.
Pontiac Muscle Cars
Pontiac Lemans Convertible
Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.
Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.
Buick Muscle Cars
Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.
Late Model Sports Cars
You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.
Late Model Trucks
Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.
You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.
Imported Sports Cars
You’ll see more for sale on the Cars On Line New Listings page.
See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.
See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.
See more great deals on the New Listings page.
Muscle Car Clones
1964 Ford Thunderbolt
A private party seller from Ohio has an interesting 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 2-Door sedan for sale. During the rotisserie restoration it was redone as a Thunderbolt tribute. It really looks good in these photos. It has a 427 ci side oiler with Hr heads and 2X4 barrel intake, backed up by a top loader 4-speed. The frame is tied in and uses cal track suspension. The seller says it looks as if it were a “new car.”
The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:
1971 Plymouth Cuda, Classic Auto Mall, PA, Hemi Cuda tribute
1965 Mustang GT350 Fastback, Classic Auto Mall, PA, Shelby tribute
1970 Chevrolet Nova, Streetside Classics, TX, SS tribute
1969 Camaro Convertible, Super Sport Classics, FL, RS/SS trim & badging
1968 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS 396 badging
1966 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, show stopper tribute
1966 Mustang Convertible, Streetside Classics, TN, GT350 Shelby tribute
1964 Ford Fairlane, Haggle Me, Thunderbolt tribute
1970 Chevelle, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS 502 tribute
1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, TN, SS tribute
1969 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS tribute
Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.
Deals of the Day
1969 Corvette Stingray
A Marina Blue 1969 Corvette Stingray with a black interior has been listed for sale this week by Heaton’s Hot Rods in Joliet, Illinois. It has T-tops and they say it remains in super nice condition. It comes with a small block Chevy engine and automatic transmission. The odometer reads 82k and the tumblers are dead straight across. The interior looks clean and the entire car looks to be in nice driver quality condition. It has a big block hood. Look through the photos. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. Their asking price is $34,000. This is a great way to buy a starter car at a discount to the average price on a ’69 Corvette. Corvettes are always a good investment.
1940 Mercury Eight
What a rare find! A 1940 Mercury Eight Tudor Sedan was listed for sale by Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. If you haven’t visited Classic Auto Mall you should put it on your bucket list. It is a converted shopping mall, now functioning as a collector car museum. This Mercury has a hard-to-find body style for 1940. It is a project car that has been in long-term storage. The paint is rough in spots. It will need a special person to take it over since it will have to be brought back to life. Classic Auto Mall did verify that the engine will turn over by cranking it. It has the 239 ci V8 Flathead with a Holley 2-barrel carburetor. Naturally it has a 3-speed on the column manual transmission. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. This rare Mercury is offered for $25,000.
1955 Ford Sunliner
Here is a beauty and we thought it was a lotta’ car for the money. This 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner comes from Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. It is being offered at such a reasonable price point that we don’t think it will last long. It has the sharp looking red over white paint with a matching interior and a red parade boot cover. The V8 engine complements an automatic transmission and dual exhaust. It has a white convertible top. A California black plate car, Beverly Hills Car Club says it rolled off the assembly line at the Long Beach plant. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. The asking price is only $29,950.
1963 Chevrolet Nova 400
Talk about a great starter car for your collection. This 1963 Chevrolet Nova 400 Sedan is for sale at Cody’s Classic Cars in Stanley, Wisconsin. It is a four-door sedan with an original 6 cylinder motor. They say it is an excellent running and driving car. And the 73k miles showing on the odometer is believed to be correct. It comes with power steering, radio, heater, front seat belts and all gauges function properly. They say it has an older repaint that still presents well; nice chromeand all the glass is good. The engine bay has had some recent servicing. (Call for details.) The carburetor has been rebuilt. It was owned by a mechanic. Click here to view a walk-around video and hear it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. The asking price is $8,750
1973 Porsche 914 2.0
What a great price on a Karmann-built 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 seen here in Grand Prix White with a black interior. It is being offered at Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. It comes equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, flat-four 2.0L engine, four-wheel disc brakes, VDO instruments, three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel, removable Targa top, retractable headlights, Hella fog lights, Dunlop tires, and a full-size spare tire fitted in the front trunk. Amenities include a Kenwood radio, center console, fender-mounted antenna and even a cigar lighter. They say it is mechanically sound. Look at the photos in the ad. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $18,750
2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
Offered with only 61k miles on the odometer, here is a very desirable 2000 Jaguar XK8 Convertible for sale at Beverly Hills Car Club. It is a sharp looking sports car with the appeal of a Jaguar. In Platinum metallic finish, it has a black interior and black convertible top. With air conditioning, cruise control and dual exhaust it came equipped with power adjustable front seats, trunk cargo net and a full sized spare. They say the power soft top needs servicing. It comes with a clean Carfax. It is time for summer cruising, so grab this one at a discounted price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY at the end of this week. Their asking price is $12,750.
Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:
|1991 Cadillac Fleetwood||$12,500||Morgantown, PA|
|1989 Chevy Cavalier Z24 Convt||$10,500||Morgantown, PA|
|1994 Corvette Coupe||$19,995||Mesa, AZ|
|1984 TVR 280i Convertible||$11,500||Morgantown, PA|
|1989 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan||$17,900||Morgantown, PA|
|1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula||$15,500||Morgantown, PA|
|1993 Mazda Miata Convertible||$11,500||Morgantown, PA|
|1999 Corvette Convertible||$17,995||St Charles, MO|
|1999 Mazda Miata MX-5||$17,500||Morgantown, PA|
|2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP||$13,500||Morgantown, PA|
|2015 Audi Q7||$18,900||Alsip, IL|
Cars for under $10,000:
|1979 Pontiac Bonneville||$7,900||Stanley, WI|
|1974 Jagur XJ5L||$8,500||Elkhart, IN|
|1986 Dodge D250 Pickup||$7,500||Morgantown, PA|
|2002 Cadillac Seville SLS||$8,500||Morgantown, PA|
|2006 Cadillac DTS Luxury||$8,995||Brookfield, WI|
Cars On Line features vehicles here based on their listed price. We are not endorsing these vehicles. We have not inspected or appraised any of the above vehicles. We are only pointing out that these vehicles are priced at a discount to the market. When you buy from a private party the purchase is always “as is” and “where is.” There is no warranty implied or given on any of these cars by Cars On Line. It is your responsibility as the buyer to protect yourself from misrepresentation of any car advertised. We strongly recommend having a vehicle inspected as one precaution before you buy. Click here to purchase a detailed vehicle inspection.
Sold Thru Cars On Line
Here are some of the comments from happy sellers who were nice enough to tell us about their experience advertising on the Cars On Line website.
It only took Mark one week to sell his 1969 Dodge Super Bee out of West Richland, Washington. Mark told us he was “very happy with Cars-On-Line.” His 1969 Dodge Super Bee was featured in the newsletter last weekend. By Monday he had posted his car as SOLD.
Butch, from Davenport, Iowa, placed an ad for his 1972 Chevy Nova in the first week of January. He just told us to put a sold sign off his ad.
Rickey from Alabama placed an ad for a 1965 Chevy Impala SS about a month ago. Yesterday he told us to mark it SOLD thru COL.
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